My name is Kasim Patton and I am an artist and photographer from Southern California. After working a few dead end jobs, I decided to pursue my passion for photography full time. I started shooting weddings and other events by word of mouth. While working these events I would take photos of other things that caught my eye. I began to lose interest in commercial photography and I started to focus on documenting the streets and graffiti. For the past seven years I have been selling my original art full time at Venice Beach and other art related events around Los Angeles. I believe in being original and creative as possible. My pieces are all handmade from found or recycled materials that most people discard. Art is not a hobby or something I dabble in. It is truly a way of life and a way to be free in a society that promotes conformity.